Mr. Lawrence Leon “Dog” Martin of Sinai Road, South Boston died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his residence at the age of 65.

Leon was born Feb. 3, 1954 in South Boston to Mrs. Louise Freeman Martin and the late James Martin Sr.

He was formerly employed by J. P. Stevens, Daystrom Furniture and RTP Company.

Leon is survived by two children, Ms. Sclyna WyNessa Martin of Killeen, Texas, and Mr. Shannon Martin (Stephanie) of Garber, Oklahoma; his mother of South Boston; five grandchildren; two brothers, Mr. Gary Martin and Mr. Willie Martin, both of South Boston; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Martin Ballou (Herbert) of South Boston and Mrs. Clara Pettus (Randy) of Glen Allen; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and devoted friends, including Mr. Dock Trent.

In addition to his father, Leon was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. James E.  Martin Jr.  (Freda) and Mr. Lloyd Martin.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax with the Rev. E. Naomi Bouldin officiating and Bishop Allen Graves as eulogist.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2180 Sinai Road, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.